Group run

GoodGymalayan Balsam

24 GoodGymers made their way 5.6km to help the St Nicks and St Nicks in York.

  • Nick Griffin
  • York runner
  • Leanne
  • Ed Woollard
  • Jenna Drury
  • Ben Dove
  • York runner
  • Paul Kelly
  • York runner
  • Mitch
  • Abi Perrin
  • Vicky Hearson
  • Pete
  • Amy Woollard
  • Laura Barrett
  • Cara Organ
  • Abigail Darton
  • Anna
  • Emma
  • York runner
  • Lyndsey Hay
  • Sophie Olivia
  • Jamie
  • Laura Bennett
Monday, 3rd of June 2024
Led by Ed Woollard

There was something for everyone at this week's Group Run with cycling, walking, steady and faster options on offer for a fantastic 24 GGers. We started by welcoming first timer Sophie who set off with Vicky et al as part of the walking crew πŸ‘‹. We also announced the first half of the GoodGymmer of the month award with Mitch getting his turn in the frame for getting stuck in to a load of Good deeds and leading some missions. Well done Mitch πŸ‘

Before setting off, we warmed up with a nod to World Bicycle Day (according to Amy's Garmin) by pretending to ride our imaginary bicycles around the CVS car park, much to the dismay of the more avid cyclists amongst us 🚲. Then it was off the Fulford Ings for Balsam Bashing Round 2!

At the task we were joined by Emma and a rather late Ben, who looked like he'd put in some serious effort to try and catch up with the running crewπŸƒβ€β™‚! Nicola from St Nicks gave out a brief overview to those who were making their Balsam Bashing debut whilst the more seasoned veterans got stuck straight in.

Anna and Sophie made a fab start and soon got to work pulling out what they thought was Balsam left, right and centre, before Ed pointed out that what they had been pulling out was unfortunately something else! Don't worry guys, there were a few others making the same mistake

There's not too much else that can be said about Balsam that hasn't been said before, but there was much debate over the correct method as well as plenty of new pun options for future run reports. By the way, this week's genius word play came from Abi, not me!

Before too long it was time to head back to base, but not before a quick plank race on millennium field, with some very questionable planks and some very eager plankers

When we got back to CVS we were able to dish out the second half of our GGer of the month award to Lyndsey who had also completed a shed load of Good Deeds over the last couple of months as well as keeping the Friday Lunch Hill Rep Club alive πŸ’ͺ

Fab sesh everyone. See you next week for the third and final bash

Report written by Ed Woollard

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GoodGymers helping out
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    Check the documents of GoodGymers applying for a DBS

    • Vicky Hearson
  • Walk Leaders

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Laura Barrett
    • Vicky Hearson
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Amy Woollard

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